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EPA builds a strong clean energy economy in Texas

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22/04/2014

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued a final greenhouse gas (GHG) Prevention of Significant Deterioration (PSD) construction permit for the Enterprise Products Operating facility in Mont Belvieu, Texas, near Houston. The permit allows the company to build a propane dehydrogenation unit with catalytic reactors, heaters, and gas turbines that maximize thermal efficiency. ...

IEA encourages the Netherlands to push for decarbonisation and electricity-market integration

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23/04/2014

In an in-depth review of Dutch energy policies launched today, the International Energy Agency welcomes the renewed focus on energy efficiency and renewable energies. The report also commends the Netherlands' investment in energy infrastructure in recent years toward becoming an energy hub, noting that this could strengthen Europe's security of supply through improved access to flexible and ...

US to launch $4bn green bank loans

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21/04/2014

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will channel US$4 billion in loans to renewable energy companies in a bid to rejuvenate a key government backed programme. The Obama administration has submitted a draft plan that would provide loan guarantees for innovative clean technology projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Once the solicitation is finalised, the Department’s Loan ...

CIH Certification Results in Higher Salaries According to AIHA Survey

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21/04/2014

In September of 2013, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) launched their 2013 Compensation Survey.  The results were posted earlier this year and the detailed report features information about how industrial hygiene professionals are compensated and it also examines such factors such as their industry, experience, geographical location, certifications and more. A key ...

Increased Capability for Oil in Water and Biodiesel Blend Measurements with New InfraCal 2 Analyzer

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22/04/2014

The new InfraCal 2 Analyzer, recently introduced by Wilks, offers additional features to the already established and accepted InfraCal Oil in Water Analyzers and InfraCal Biodiesel Blend Analyzers.  These features include better repeatability, multiple calibrations, unlimited data storage, optional internal battery pack, touch screen display, and password protection for instrument settings. ...

Remediation with Nanoscale Zero-Valent Iron (nZVI): Recent Developments, Applications, and Global Perspectives

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22/04/2014

A short course held on May 18, 2014 during Ninth International Conference on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds, Monterey USA Workshop objective Provide an overview of the current state-of-the-practice of environmental remediation with nZVI through discussions of (1) global experience with nZVI, (2) modern manufacturing methods, (3) scientific advances including remediation ...

Apple offering free recycling of all used products

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22/04/2014

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services. The iPhone and iPad maker is detailing its efforts to cultivate a greener Apple Inc. in an environmental section on the company's website that debuted Monday. The site highlights the ...

Global Water Awards Recipients Announced

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22/04/2014

CH2M HILL projects were recognized with prestigious industry awards during the annual Global Water Awards ceremony hosted by the International Desalination Association and Global Water Intelligence. The awards were presented on April 7 at a ceremony in Paris, with a keynote address delivered by Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the president of Liberia and Nobel ...

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